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Oil industry pushes back versus softened fleet mpg standards

Green Car Reports

The oil industry last week launched a legal challenge versus the U.S. EPA and its latest light- and medium-duty vehicle standards set for the 2027-2032 model years. The case was filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), which represents members ranging from valve makers to Shell and Exxon Mobil. Joining in are the National Corn Growers.

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Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging

CleanTechnica EVs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to charge your electric vehicle (EV) as your drive down the highway? Well, folks in Central Florida will get the chance in a couple of years on a new highway in Lake County and Orange County. In-road charging will replenish batteries. [continued] The post Florida EV Drivers Will Get The Chance To Experience Wireless In-Road Charging appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Report: Fat public EV charging cables are a magnet for thieves

Green Car Reports

Copper remains lucrative for thieves, enough that public EV charging cables are now a target, reports the Associated Press. Charging cables contain large amounts of copper, prices for which are now at record highs. And charging-station operators are reporting increased instances of cut cables and thefts, according to the AP. Two years ago.

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Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s HW5 release date, and that it won’t be called HW5

Teslarati

Elon Musk revealed new details regarding Tesla’s next-generation self-driving computer, which many expected to be called Hardware 5 (HW5). However, Musk said it would not be called HW5; instead, it will be referred to as AI5. Musk also revealed that it will be available in vehicles in the second half of 2025. Coming off of the first fifteen-or-so months with HW4 , Tesla’s current self-driving computer, the automaker is looking to launch even more improvements into its efforts to solv

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Volvo PHEV review, EV insurance cost, cable theft, Big Oil pushback: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

EVs still cost more to insure. Thieves are looking at fat charging cables as a fat paycheck (but they’re not). The oil industry is speaking up against EPA standards—and filing court cases. And we plug in Volvo’s plug-in hybrid sedan and see why it’s pointing to EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a review of.

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CEO says Ford is ‘getting close’ to Level 3 autonomous driving that enables ‘hands and eyes off’

Electrek

In a recent interview, Ford CEO Jim Farley discussed the American automaker’s progress in autonomous driving, stating that it has achieved Level 3, which allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road. However, it’ll still be a while before Ford customers get to test it out.

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Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new AI supercluster will grow to over 500 MW, record AI chip

Electrek

Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new AI supercluster will grow to over 500 MW, making it one of, if not the biggest in the world. At the same time, the CEO claims Tesla is achieving some record-breaking performance with its next-en AI chip.

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Volkswagen ID.4 Is 3rd Most American Car In USA! Tesla Model Y Still #1!

CleanTechnica EVs

If a man on the street was asked to guess what the most American car in the country was, I imagine there’s a strong chance they’d guess a Ford, a Chevrolet, a Dodge, or an automobile from some other member of the Detroit “Big 3.” To be clear, what we’re. [continued] The post Volkswagen ID.4 Is 3rd Most American Car In USA!

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BMW 1 series is going electric as an affordable EV for younger buyers

Electrek

BMW’s compact class is going electric. The BMW 1 Series will be transformed into an affordable electric car as the brand looks to attract younger buyers. BMW’s 1 Series and 2 Series will spawn i1 and i2 EV models.

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Interesting Insights From Uganda’s 2024/2025 National Budget

CleanTechnica EVs

Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, recently delivered the country’s 2024/2025 national budget. There were some very interesting insights in there that give us a good look into Uganda’s electricity generation landscape as well as the current state and plans to grow the electric mobility ecosystem. [continued] The post Interesting Insights From Uganda’s 2024/2025 National Budget appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

Brief

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BMW cancels $2 billion battery cell order from Northvolt

Electrek

German automaker BMW said today that it has canceled a €2 billion ($2.15 billion) order for EV battery cells with Northvolt.

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Driving vehicles into the future: How hydrogen fuel cell technology is changing the automotive field

Innovation News Network

Michael Yerbury from Blackburn College’s HEAT centre discusses how hydrogen fuel cell technology can transform the net zero landscape. The post Driving vehicles into the future: How hydrogen fuel cell technology is changing the automotive field appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Steep discounts boost EV registrations in April as Toyota, Ford, Rivian lead growth

Electrek

Ford, Rivian , and Toyota led the growth in April as US EV registrations perked up. The growth comes after drastic price cuts and other incentives led to over $10,000 in savings on some models.

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Record-Breaking Energy News, World’s Biggest Electric Road Trip — CleanTechnica Roundup

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve got another daily roundup of solar energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle news to share. The cleantech stories just keep rolling in, as more cleantech records are broken and cleantech products make their way into more and more consumers’ hands. In the realm of electric cars, it appears like. [continued] The post Record-Breaking Energy News, World’s Biggest Electric Road Trip — CleanTechnica Roundup appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Tesloid’s Model Y Camping Tent Gen 2 released – here are all the new features

Electrek

Drive a Tesla Model Y? Love the outdoors? Then you’re going to love Tesloid’s Model Y Camping Tent – Gen 2! Keep reading to learn more about all its terrific new features, plus get free expedited shipping US-wide!

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U.S. EV Registrations Jumped In April 2024. But Tesla Is Sinking

InsideEVs

The non-Tesla all-electric car registrations were up 69% year-over-year—and were higher than Tesla's overall figures.

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Cheap new Hyundai, Tesla sales crater, Ford levels up, and China doesn’t like spies

Electrek

On this episode of Quick Charge, Hyundai continues to invest in new electric vehicles, this time teasing a $25,000 (ish) compact EV set to debut later this month, along with a new IONIQ model. On the domestic front, Tesla sales are cratering so hard that they’re making everyone else’s great numbers look bad, Ford is leveling up its self driving software, and China thinks the Europeans are spying on them.

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Fisker’s bankruptcy leaves owners without answers and scrambling for help

Teslarati

Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week, and while the company has been on the verge of financial ruin for some time, its status as an automaker and its ability to be there for the customers who bought its vehicles is in doubt. Owners of the Fisker Ocean, its first EV, are now attempting to figure out how to get in touch with the company when they’re having issues with their car.

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BYD hits a major milestone as its Yuan brand crosses 1 million in sales

Electrek

China’s leading EV maker, BYD , just hit another major milestone. The BYD Yuan family surpassed 1 million in sales this week, becoming its latest brand to cross the threshold.

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Tesla Owners' Class-Action Suit Gets Green Light from a California Judge

The Truth About Cars

Electric vehicles don’t require the same routine maintenance that gas models do, but they’re not completely repair-free. Tesla has made getting repairs a real headache for some owners, as the automaker hasn’t allowed them to get work done at third-party shops. That policy has led owners to seek class-action status against the company, and a California judge recently gave the group the green light to move forward with a suit.

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NIO confident its affordable Firefly EVs will still be competitive despite EU tariffs

Electrek

With additional tariffs expected on imported Chinese EVs, NIO says its affordable Firefly brand will still be competitive in the EU. Although it may impact sales, CEO William Li is still confident in the EV maker’s expansion plans.

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Used Car of the Day: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL

The Truth About Cars

Today's UCTOD is this clean-looking 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL. This car has been in the seller's family since it was new in 1990. There are a 150,000 miles on it, the timing chain has just been replaced, and the brakes and tires are new. According to the seller, the interior is "perfect" and the outside is in good shape. There's not a ton else in the post but you can see that it's based in Michigan -- not far from Chrysler's Stellantis's proving grounds -- and the asking price is $9,500.

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Exiting Tesla exec suggests spending 1% of revenue on advertising

Electrek

Tesla’s former head of investor relations suggests that the automaker should 1% of its revenue on advertising to expand brand awareness.

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Vodafone Launches Private 5G Tech to Compete With Wi-Fi

Cars That Think

As the world’s 5G rollout continues with its predictable fits and starts , one unlikely 5G competitor is now coming into view: Wi-Fi. Private 5G networks—in which a person or company sets up their own facility-wide cellular network—are today finding applications where Wi-Fi (the IEEE 802.11 wireless connectivity standard ) was once the only viable game in town.

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Starrun R20 review: Is this sub-$1,000 full-suspension fat tire e-bike worth it?

Electrek

I’ve always found the sub-$1k e-bike segment fascinating. The bikes aren’t always the best, but the good ones are usually good enough for most casual and/or recreational riders. And this is the group of e-bikes with the biggest potential for winning over new riders who haven’t fully committed to the idea of a pricier e-bike replacing a good chunk of car miles.

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The Actual Benefit of High Tariffs on Chinese Electric Cars in Europe & USA

CleanTechnica EVs

There has been a vast amount of discussion on Chinese electric cars making their way to European and US markets, and the European Union and USA putting high tariffs on these electric cars based on the assumption that production of these electric cars is being unfairly subsidized, overproduced, and then. [continued] The post The Actual Benefit of High Tariffs on Chinese Electric Cars in Europe & USA appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Arizona’s largest battery storage project clinches $513M in financing

Electrek

Recurrent Energy has secured $513 million in financing for Arizona’s largest standalone battery storage project.

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Partners With HBT Transport In Nairobi To Introduce A Fleet of Nissan Leafs

CleanTechnica EVs

Fleet operators, such as shuttle service providers for airport transfers and other players who drive a lot of kilometers per day, stand to benefit the most from lower operation and maintenance costs associated with electric vehicles, thereby enjoying a lower total cost of ownership. They also benefit from access to. [continued] The post The Radisson Blu Hotel Partners With HBT Transport In Nairobi To Introduce A Fleet of Nissan Leafs appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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BYD hits a major milestone as its Yuan brand crosses 1 million in sales

Electrek

China’s leading EV maker, BYD , just hit another major milestone. The BYD Yuan family surpassed 1 million in sales this week, becoming its latest brand to cross the threshold.

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Report: Stellantis Could Be Eying Massive Layoffs to Cut Operating Costs

The Truth About Cars

Stellantis is looking to cut costs, and its next moves could have a significant impact on its Detroit-area workforce. Company CEO Carlos Tavares vowed to implement measures to reduce the automaker’s expenditures , which could come with job cuts. Tavares said, “We have at least two plants that need a significant turnaround, at least two.” To accomplish that feat, Tavares called in reinforcements from Stellantis’ European operations and said the company would focus on EVs and cost management to be

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RadPower’s summer sale increases savings, Goal Zero Yeti 1000 core at new low, Anker SOLIX 522 1-day sale, more

Electrek

Despite the excessive heat across multiple regions already, it’s officially the first day of summer! Kicking off the season’s Green Deals is Rad Power’s updated summer sale that has increased savings on e-bikes (with new additions) up to $500 and is now taking up to 40% off even more accessories than before, with the RadRover 6 Plus e-bike back at its $1,099 low.

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U.S. Treasury, IRS Updates Procedures for Qualified Manufacturers, Dealers, & Sellers of Certain Qualified Clean Vehicles Under the Inflation Reduction Act

CleanTechnica EVs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2024–26 June 7 for the submission of information by qualified manufacturers of new clean vehicles and dealers and sellers of new clean vehicles and previously-owned clean vehicles. This guidance provides additional procedures for qualified manufacturers.

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Chinese ministry says EU’s anti-subsidy EV probe made spy-like levels of ‘unreasonable demands’

Electrek

Another day, another deeper understanding of the conversations going on behind closed doors as China and the EU approach the negotiating table as they toe the lines of a looming trade war surrounding vehicle imports and anti-subsidy probes of Chinese EVs.

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NIO's New Battery Swap Station 4.0 Is Faster, Bigger And Automatic

InsideEVs

It can complete a swap in just over two minutes and will be compatible with multiple EV brands.

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